by: Stef Bastian

Artist: Stef Bastian

Size: 22" (h) x 15" (w) / 56 x 38cm

Type: Original Artwork

Watercolor and Gouache on Arches 300gr Cold Press paper


With the words "vexilla regis prodeunt inferni," Virgil announces their imminent arrival to the fourth and final layer named Judecca, after Judas Iscariot. In the foggy darkness, Dante glimpses a huge structure, which turns out to be Lucifer, the Emperor of Hell. He is described as a mute, lifeless body with three faces and bat-like wings. Inside his three mouths are the three worst sinners in human history.
After finding the way out of Hell, Dante pronounces the closing verse to the first book of the Divine Comedy: "Thence we came forth to rebehold the stars."

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